Motion of the Moon


The Moon and the Sun traveling from east to west in a straight line.


The Moon runs the same course as the Sun. It rises in the eastern portals, and sets in the western.


“And I saw six portals in which the sun rises, and six portals in which the sun sets, and the moon rises and sets in these portals..” 72 : 3


However, there are differences differences between the Sun's cycle and the Moon's cycle. Firstly, the Moon completes one cycle from South to North within one month on average, as opposed to the cycle of the Sun which we know to be one year. The other difference is that the Moon travels approximately 59 km/h slower than the Sun and constantly falls behind the Sun. Every twenty-eight days, the Sun catches up with the Moon from the east, overtakes it, and catches up with it again twenty-eight days later. The third difference is that unlike the Sun, the moon ascends and descends between the portals in its own order which is different from that of the Sun. 


“In two months the moon sets with the sun: in those two middle portals the third and the fourth. She goes forth for seven days, and turns about and returns again through the portal where the sun rises, and accomplishes all her light: and she recedes from the sun, and in eight  days enters the sixth portal from which the sun goes forth. And when the sun goes forth from the fourth portal she goes forth seven days, until she goes forth from the fifth and turns back again in seven days   into the fourth portal and accomplishes all her light: and she recedes and enters into the  first portal in eight days. And she returns again in seven days into the fourth portal  from which the sun goes forth.”                                       The Book Of Enoch 74 : 5 – 10 

On a new moon, the Sun and the Moon align. Their alignment does not only apply to the east-west axis, but also to the north-south axis. On the new moon, the Moon and the Sun leave the portals over approximately the same latitude, and at approximately the same time.
Picture above illustrates six new moons between June and January. 

The Moon completes one portal from within one month on average and descends/ascends to the next portal.